Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog summarises the impact of COVID-19 on the National Outcomes.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This guest blog explores older adults’ experiences of using alcohol services during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a particular focus on Scotland.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The momentous shift to online retail has created a range of issues for Scottish consumers and policy makers. Some of these issues are explored here, including parcel delivery surcharges, decline of traditional retail, and the implications for festive shopping.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The R100 programme, which commits to delivering 100% superfast broadband across Scotland, has not been without its challenges. Momentum has shifted recently with some positive milestones achieved and increased clarity around programme delivery. These recent developments are explored in this blog.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog looks at what the impact of COVID-19 is on the rented and social housing sector.
Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog looks at the importance of connectivity, especially broadband, to Scottish households during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Reading Time: 4 minutes SPICe has estimated the additional cost to Scotland of parcel delivery surcharges relative to the rest of the UK. For 2019, we estimate a cost of £40m.
Reading Time: 3 minutes This guest blog from Daren Fitzhenry, the Scottish Information Commissioner, sets out some background information on Freedom of Information (FOI) and how to find out more.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog explains recent trends in household savings in Scotland
Reading Time: 7 minutes Over the last 20 years, there have been some significant changes in the composition of Scotland’s population. This blog explores some of the main changes over the last 20 years and looks at the projections for the next 20 years.